Middle 50% of the 2014 Freshman Class
- High school GPA of 4.1-4.5
- SAT scores of 1810-2060
- ACT scores of 27-31
- Graduation from a regionally accredited secondary school or the equivalent (G.E.D., etc.).
- 18 academic units, 16 distributed as follows:
- English (with substantial writing): 4 years
- Mathematics (Algebra 1, Formal Geometry, Algebra 2): 4 years
- Natural Sciences (two units must include laboratory): 3 years
- Social Sciences: 3 years
- Foreign Language (must be sequential): 2 years
- A cumulative C average in the academic core, as computed by the university, at all institutions attended, high school and college.
- A record of good conduct. Major or continuing difficulty with school or other officials may render an applicant ineligible regardless of academic qualifications.
- At least the minimum scores in all three sections of the SAT Reasoning Test:
- SAT Critical Reading = 460
- SAT Mathematics = 460
- SAT Writing =440
Name: Mrs. Seleski
What College/University did you graduate from? University of Florida
What was your major? Applied Physiology
What’s the highest degree you’ve obtained? MS Applied Physiology (UF)
How did you decide to go to the school that you did?
UF was close enough to home that I could easily get home for holidays and extended weekends but far enough away that I felt independent. Also, Bright Futures at the time paid full tuition and for books.
Did you apply for a lot of scholarships? If so…how did you find them?
Not really. I applied for the Martin Memorial Auxiliary Board Scholarship, which I found out about because of my volunteer work at the hospital. It was substantial.
What did you do to prepare for college?
Took the SAT 6 times in pursuit of Bright Futures. IB Classes. Hundreds of volunteer hours, Solving my own problems. Learning/practicing how to do my own laundry and cooking for myself.
What advice do you have for our students when thinking about colleges?
Let the averages guide you but don’t let them deter you. I have seen students with 440/440 SAT scores get into UF/FSU. Interact with the college as much as you can and make sure that you leave a record of it with them. They keep track of that stuff. Do not go into debt for more money than you will make in a year after graduation college. Be realistic about what kind of professional career opportunities will be available to you after graduation.
What was your college life like besides school work?
It gets better every year! Once you acclimate to your surroundings. I worked at the rec center, was a wellness center intern and a university athletic association intern. I was an undergraduate TA and undergraduate lab research assistant and I did it all without a car. One thing I regret missing out on was studying abroad.